520-1 kayak carrier from Thule

520-1 uprights for carrying kayaks

Thule Folding Uprights 520-1

Folding Kayak Carrier

Space saving kayak carrier that can be folded flat when not in use. For use will all types of kayaks.

£81.00 (RRP £90.00 - Saving £9.00)

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Thule Folding Uprights 520-1


The Thule 520-1 are a pair of uprights for carrying one or two kayaks vertically on their sides for reduced wind resistance while driving. This rack is suitable for use with all types of kayaks.


The uprights can be folded down flat when not in use to reduce the overall vehicle height and to reduce drag.


The Thule 520-1's side carrying design allows for space to also mount a narrow roof box or cycle carrier, perfect for holidays and day trips.


The Thule 520-1 is supplied with a T track adapter so that it can be fitted directly to the T track profile used on the Thule Aero, Wing and Slide Bars.


One pair of 2.75m Thule roof rack straps are supplied but If you are planning to carry two kayaks, you will need to buy a second pair of straps.


Note: If you are loading your kayak onto standard plastic coated bars, we suggest fitting roof bar pads for extra grip and padding. (T Track bars have a rubber strip that does this without additional padding)

Read our review of the Thule Folding Uprights 520-1 here.



  • The kayak stackers can be folded flat when not in use.
  • Sturdy straps keep the kayak firmly secured.
  • A rubber pad around the strap buckle protects the kayak and car from scratches during loading and transport
  • Bars can be folded flat when not in use to reduce overall vehicle height.
  • Fits Standard Bars, Wing, Slide & Aero bars.



886 T-Track adpator for Thule aluminium roof bars

Thule T-track Adapter 886

T-Track adaptor to fit the Thule Wing, Slide and Aero bars.

£23.40 (RRP £26.00 - Saving £2.60)

roff rack strap from CSG - 5M

CSG Roofrack Straps 5M

5 meter long, 25mm wide Roof Rack Straps with ss cam buckle and neoprene protection pad. The best solution to securing your kayak or canoe to your vehicle.



CSG - 3M roofrack strap

CSG Roofrack Straps 3M

3 meter long, 25mm wide Roof Rack Straps with ss cam buckle and neoprene protection pad. The best solution to securing your kayak or canoe to your vehicle.



Lockable Thule roof rack straps

Thule 4m Lockable Roofrack Straps.

Thule's lockable strap contains a highly durable steel core wire which protects against cutting. The buckle has a protective cover to avoid scratches on the kayak. It's possible to tighten the strap both in a locked and an open position.


£58.50 (RRP £65.00 - Saving £6.50)



We offer a delivery service for the Thule Folding Uprights 520-1 throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

Clothing and equipment orders are normally sent with on a next working day delivery service to UK Mainland addresses. Canoes & Kayaks are normally delivered to UK Mainland addresses within 2-3 working days from despatch. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Offshore will take longer.

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Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Thule Folding Uprights 520-1 online from our website and collect from our shop at Lee Mill, Plymouth, Devon or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road Nr Newquay
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Southampton

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

If you need any further help or advice about the Thule Folding Uprights 520-1 please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop


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